Saturday, 20 June 2009


здесь был я.

I was here.

мы пебблдашировали?
нам пебблдашировалоcь?

"Well then, we are both pebbledashed"... I have asked for the correct translation on the very excellent WordReference forum and expect an answer from a hopeless Russian-speaking stoner soon.

Нас отпебблдешили.


xoggoth said...

You don't mean you have moved to Mitcham? You poor chap.

Chertiozhnik said...

Yes, I have moved from my beautiful flat in Hove in search of work.

I am surprised at just how shitty Central Mitcham is. Third World.

Joe Toe said...

I'm not seeing the бы. More like FH, which isn't even Cyrillic.

Much more interesting Russian graffiti at Scrovegni Chapel. You never hear about it though.

xoggoth said...

Third world literally. I left South London in 1982. When we left it I quite missed it, village life seemed so quiet, but having seen what it's become I would never go back.

Anonymous said...

Chertiozhnik, how long has it been since you've read "Finnegan's Wake" (or as far as anyone really reads it before falling asleep)?

If you're looking to get good and stoned on wordplay, that's the good shite right there. Not so much Russian tho. :(

Chertiozhnik said...

Mr Joe Toe, it was definitely (tho' badly drawn) a бы. One can only ask this anonymous iwashereista to buy a better marker pen. It was also badly photographed, I would not dare to keep my camera in my new flat in Mitcham becuse it will eventually get stolen. Th'clicky on the mobile phooon is all of my capability.

Chertiozhnik said...

Mr X, the strange end of suburban London, the defeat of gentility, well...

(I am an old man and have nothing to look forward to but death.)

Well I always hated it anyway.

Chertiozhnik said...

riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodius vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and Environs. Sir Tristram, violer d'amores, fr'over the short sea, had passencore rearrived from North Armorica on this side the scraggy isthmus of Europe Minor to wielderfight his penisolate war:

riverrun, past Eve and Adams - beauty beyond compare.

Howth Castle and Environs - you could buy the guidebook instead, our author has saved you 6d.

wielderfight his penisolate war - try explaining this to your girlfriend and totally lose on points, also lose g/f. You should not care but you probably will.

I am only yr average cretin, and this is as about as far as I got with the copy I bought in Dublin in 1976. Okay I "read" on but

Mr Sterne: I wrote the only "novel" that exists.

Mr Blogger: I knew that.

Chertiozhnik said...

And incidentally Mr Joyce referred somewhere in FW to "Chorney Choplin" or something because "Charlie" (or was it Chopin?) and "черный" sound a bit the same-ish.

What an asshole.

James Joyce said...

Chorney Choplin - see, it was a blacck'nwhithe fillum accompanied by the piano music. Geddit?

V Nabokov said...

I put Rack the piano teacher into my book "Ada" to immensely greater effect.

Move over, JJ.

Joe McCarthy said...

How come they have a letter "D" that looks like something out of Space Invader.

Hokay, you may be having trouble with the bbl routine but really th'D just don't look like a proper Christian letter.

Your pal joe said...

And while we're at it, what is a "черный"?

--it's a "chorniy", Senator.

Well, I don't like it and it has gotta go.

The REAL черный Joplin said...

Hey Massa Chames Choyce, I's de only черный Joplin piano player hereabouts anyways. Hoo wee!

Anonymous said...

FW = mother of all spam filler text